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Greetings, GNSI Family and Friends! A quick update for June... check these and more on your GNSI website:


  • The deadline for on-campus housing and merchandise reservations is midnight tonight, June 24. You CAN still sign up for the conference itself, and for the open field trips and workshops (there are a few slots open, or you can put your name on a waiting list).
  • You still have time to send Chiquita Auctiana your Auction goodies! Visit the auction page of the conference website for shipping and other information. You are also welcome...

Did you know this year’s GNSI ANNUAL CONFERENCE in Boulder, Colorado is only 6 weeks away?

If you plan to attend, and you’ve been pondering the offerings for several weeks, now is the time to register. Remember, May 30th is your LAST CHANCE to get the Early Registration Discount. Until midnight on Friday, May 30th, save $50 on the Full registration fee or $10/day on Day registrations!

This year’s Conference is full of incredible presentations, workshops and field trips. Visit to learn about the program and see the newly updated Conference Schedule. Although a few of the workshops...


Boulder, Colorado is the place to be for natural science illustrators July 13-19 this summer! Reserve your spot by May 30th to get the Early Bird rates. Refresh your skills, network with talented artists, meet new friends, take some fantastic workshops and field trips, bid on some outrageous auction items and don't forget to pick up some great gear when you register: shirts, tank tops, caps for work in the field, and mugs to hold your favorite drinks when the day is done.

There are still seats available in several field trips and workshops. Check out the Boulder-specific field trips: CU Extravaganza, Celestial Seasonings and Dushanbe tea tours, and an El Dorado...

Here in the Great Lakes area, we thought Spring was here at last; today, not so much, as it's cold and damp out there. But warm weather always rolls around eventually in some fashion, and the GNSI news continues to roll out as well; here are the current highlights from your GNSI website:

GNSI 2014 Conference Registration Is Open!
Remember, EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ends May 30! Sign up and SAVE! The Boulder Conference is coming soon, make your plans! Even if you are already registered (of course you are!!) check the conference website often for updates and...


Despite a sloppy spring snowstorm in Boulder, CO over Mother's Day, the sun is shining and gardens are showing the telltale signs of spring here in the Rockies. And you know what that means: Spring Cleaning! If the spirit moves you, and you are longing to see your horizontal surfaces again, Chiquita Auctianna would like to remind you that whatever you are not using in your studio would make a most delightful addition to the Annual Auction to be held Tuesday night of conference week (that's July 15th for you calendar-types). Proceeds of the Auction go to futher the GNSI's educational mission of enlightening and teaching the world about science Illustration.

So clean out those closets and set those donations aside for the Annual Auction! Remember, the more room...

Greeting GNSI members and followers! Here is the April update on current events. Visit the website links for more details! Your GNSI website.


GNSI 2014 Conference Registration is Live!
Online Registration is now open

Early-Bird Registration (by May 30). Save $50 on the Full registration fee, or $10/day discount on Day registrations.

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GNSI 2014 Conference Registration Is Open!

Join us in Boulder, where the mountains meet the plains!

Come and enjoy a one of a kind experience and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow illustrators in a beautiful setting. The Conference is filled with presentations, workshops and field trips designed to inspire. Some concentrate on technique, with experts in drawing, painting, scratchboard, block printing, Photoshop, Illustrator, and digital devices sharing their expertise. Others focus on the gritty details of making a living in this challenging, but exciting career. With so many choices, participants can customize their learning experience under the inspirational setting of Boulder’s...


The latest GNSI 2014 Journal, No.1 Winter Issue is now available for download online FREE to members! The print membership version is in the mail now.

This issue includes these great articles:

  • How Much of Creativity is Part of Human Nature?
    — John Gurche examins human creativity and the symbolic nature of society as reflected in the hominid fossil and archaeological records.
  • Book Review: Shaping Humanity
    — Mary Parrish reviews John Gurche's new book Shaping Humanity.
  • ...

Greetings, GNSI! Time for your late-February edition of GNSI In The News. I would call it the Early Spring edition, welcoming mild temperatures and gentle, replenishing rains, but sadly, no...not yet! So rather than throwing darts at the TV weather folks, visit YOUR GNSI website for the latest news!


GNSI Members Exhibit Deadline Is fast approaching!
Get those entries in by March 1st! This is a wonderful opportunity to display your best work in Boulder.

Call For Exhibit: Fourth Coast Illuminated
Submission Deadline:

Dear GNSI Members,

The deadline for this year's GNSI members Exhibit is only 10 days away!  If you have not yet entered your art, now is the time to JPG it, scan it, or snap a digital photo and submit it for consideration.

The entry process is all online this year, so check it out now in case you have any questions.  The show starts early, before the conference, and will be up for several months in a very nice gallery on the Boulder University Campus.

Venue: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (attached image)

The call deadline is March 1st.

More information is here:

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